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Motown: The Early Years
Motown The Early Years
Actors: Renaldo Benson, Dennis Edwards, Abdul 'Duke' Fakir, The Four Tops, Brenda Holloway
Director: T.J. Lubinsky
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2007     0hr 40min

Are You Ready For A Brand-New Beat? — The gritty urban environment, the burgeoning pride and drive of black Americans, and blues, soul and gospel influences combined to form the music coming out of Detroit in the early 19...  more »


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Actors: Renaldo Benson, Dennis Edwards, Abdul 'Duke' Fakir, The Four Tops, Brenda Holloway
Director: T.J. Lubinsky
Creators: T.J. Lubinsky, Henry J. DeLuca
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Other Music
Studio: Shout Factory
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/30/2007
Original Release Date: 08/06/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 08/06/2005
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 0hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Sad State of Affairs
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 03/13/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD shows a pretty sad state of affairs. The performers look (and sound) terrible and are way past their prime trying to party like its 1969 (Martha Reeves trying to squeeze in a 60s style dress is particularly pathetic). Imagine a senior citizens home giving a performance at the Apollo Theater and you get the idea."
False Advertising
C. Brashear | Louisville, KY United States | 03/14/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Even though it's described as "The Early Years", these are all recent performances. A rip off."
Good music is timless
M. Martinez | Hawthorne CA USA | 03/17/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I was disapointed when I discovered that this was not footage from original performances. As I continued to watch I was really enjoying listening to the music it brought back many memories and the performances were well done. If you like Motown this is worth viewing."
Classic and Lovely
Big Miles Davis Fan | Chicago | 06/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD release of early Motown music features up beat Soul music performed by survivors of several groups. For a baby boomer this is my kind of music. For me, I'm glad this is not a release from the archives; they might be too poor in quality for my taste. Once again kudos to TJ Lubinsky and Shout Factory. The Disk does not have the DTS option however the 2.0 stereo choice gives me better sound than the 5.1 selection. My stereo setup has 7 speakers for a 7.1 setup. However because there are almost no disks released in 7.1 I'm using the 2 back surround speakers as parallel front speakers. This reproduces the front sound in the back. And then there are the 2 side surround speakers and the center, plus the subwoofer. Thus choosing 2 channel stereo on tne DVD player and then ProLogic 2 music on the Sony amplifier is just as good as DTS in this case. I love it. The one short coming of the DVD is that it's only 38.5 minutes long (not even 50 mins)."